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Black carpenter ant

Scientific Name
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Scientific Author
(DeGreer)
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
High
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Camponotus pennsylvanicus, body length 6-13 mm long. All castes of this species, including the major and minor workers, queens, and males, are black or blackish, although some specimens have dark, reddish-brown coloration on the propodeum, petiole, base of gaster, or bases of legs. Numerous erect hairs are present on the dorsal surface of the alitrunk, petiole, and the entire surface of the gaster.  Appressed pubescence is sparse on most surfaces of the body, although fairly abundant on the dorsum of the alitrunk, somewhat scattered on the side of the propodeum, and very abundant and lon gon the gaster. The appressed hairs on the gaster are longer than elsewhere on the body (almost as long as the erect hairs), and most of the hairs overlap bases of hairs positioned more posteriorly. 

 

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
04/07/2006 05:11 AEST
Last Updated
24/11/2021 16:18 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) Black carpenter ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus) Updated on 11/24/2021 4:18:01 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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